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a mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on weather and traffic on this friday. >> there is some fog out there. ensing up.in 90 minutes delays at queens an anne county. the fog is beyond that. it goes west of the bay. the fog does not show up on the radar. the stormy weather is either ofth of us and inla line
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storms crossing the mississippi valley. that will bring us relief from the heat we expect today. hot and humid. but foggy this morning, at least in some areas. we will detail that in just a few minutes. let's check on traffic. >> the fog is out there. you cannot see it on our cameras. we have a few things to mention -- you can see it on the cameras. there are closures at charles street, a cathedral street in mount vernon because of the book festival. there is a car fire in the white marsh area on 95, but that does not look like to be affecting traffic. things are looking good on the topside of the beltway. use those low beams to get through that. this is the key bridge. very light volume. we do have some fog warnings on
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the area bridges. be aware of that. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. a howard county family slaps the county board of education with a lawsuit. >> this concerns a former sixth grader at patapsco middle school. parents say their son suffered psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students
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beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set problem-solving approach. >> the approach is to take care of the problem before it causes more problems for the student. >> the students may develop a disorder such as a depression or dramatic stress disorder. >> the boy suffered posttraumatic stress disorder
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and had to be placed in a different school as a result. a spokesperson said they just received a copy of the lawsuit yesterday. they cannot comment on pending litigation. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> thank you. a specific type of health concern brings people to capitol hill. a student athlete testified about the after a facts of a concussion she received while playing soccer. >> we can work to change this culture so it is just as unacceptable to play somebody who is concussed. >> experts called for all schools to give their athletes baseline cognitive tests. >> people driving in baltimore county will be required to maintain 83-foot distance from
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cyclists. this is thanks to a new law. last april, a man was struck and killed on butler road, leaving his family devastated. >> impossible, unimaginable, difficult. very difficult to collect nearly six months later, his friends are trying to raise awareness. there is a ride this saturday at spring meadows farms and it will include three different businesses along with a cookout and other activities. for more information on his story, you cannot log onto our website, wbaltv.com. just click on local news. perhaps you are handing out the lunch money for school. here's a story that will affect
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what your kids eat at school. >> money may run out for the federal school lunch program 3 tracie potts is in washington with more on the story. >> what washington says -- congress wants to increase this by about 5 cents per meal. fairfax county loses 77 cents on every meal. >> we are already getting fruits and vegetables, whole grains. we are walking the walk picket this new bill would require the government to limit jump food -- to eliminate junk food. >> we're trying to ask the congress to find the will to help small children. >> it is not enough to stick an apple on a trade. you need to give them a few different choices. >> the controversy is how this
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program is being paid for, by cutting future food stamp benefits. >> we have people depending on food stamps. >> those cuts will not happen for three years. hungry kids need help the school lunch today. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the house could vote on this today. more than 100 democrats and unions oppose paying for it by cutting food stamps. 71 degrees on tv hill. the fda makes if the decision point how to restrict avandia. >> massages are relaxing. but they could do more than help you de stress. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of katy perry's controversial appearance on "sesame street?" e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> overall will looking pretty good on your morning commute. good on your morning commute.
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>> good morning. it is 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. it is foggy outside downtown. the temperature is 70 degrees right now. there are some upper 60's as well. we're dealing with fog of this morning. 90-minute delays at queen anne's county school. temperatures today will be rising from the 60's and 70's now with a lot of humidity, or least some humidity, we will be rising into the 90's for highs.
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we will detail that coming up in just a few minutes. >> the diabetes drug avandia will no longer be widely available here in the united states or europe. the drug when now only be given to type two diabetes patients and only after they have run out of other treatments options. european regulators stopped using the drug altogether. glaxosmithkline issued a statement saying the company continues to believe that avandia is an important treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes. >> a masai's made to more than just relax. it may boost your immune system. researchers gave a group of volunteers either a light or deep tissue massage. blood samples taken afterwards
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revealed a decrease in stress hormones. they found a rise in the number of white blood cells. how about that? >> interesting. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. keith mills will join us for a preview of sunday's riggins game. >> local exterminators try to >> local exterminators try to get rid of all of
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. not looking too bad overall. 95 southbound in the white marsh
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area, there is a vehicle fire there. live drive times looking ok. 95 south to the beltway and 32, 11 minutes. in that area.good this is the topside of the beltway at harford road. use the low beams to get through the fog. traffic is moving fine. light volume. we do have flocked on. bridges. there is an accident, something to watch out for. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> we have a diversion on the three, 11, 64 buses diverted northbound around the book festival. the 35 bus is being diverted around pratt street. there is a diversion that light
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street and pratt street because of construction. metro subway is on time. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to john collins. >> thank you. look at the radar. all of the clouds part to the north of us. we do have some ground fog in the area. kent county public schools are running on a 90-minute delayed because of the fog. the rain is well to the north and west of us. the span of showers over the great lakes, running down towards chicago and into illinois, that is associated with a cold front that will be coming in saturday morning very early or so. until that cold front, let's switch air gears and show you what is going on temperature- wise. we will be rather warm and some
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hot and humid air. catonsville, 70. parkville, 70. 69 in cockeysville. 68 in sykesville. chestertown, 69 degrees right now. waterfront trying to push to the east. we are still in the cooler air but not by much. it is only 70 degrees. the cool front is not until early saturday morning. no relief from the heat and humidity. temptress when step back a little bit. 901095 state for a high. maybe a few clouds. hot and some what cuba -- 90 to 95 for a high. hot and somewhat humid. of winds, 10 to 15 knots. water temperatures in the mid
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70's. dry conditions even with that from coming through. it would not be generating much rain activity. not enough to satisfy your dry lawn or garden. into sunday, we do see some activity to the south of us. we start picking up some clouds. maybe a range chance on sunday night. greater chances will be south of us during the day on sunday. 92 today, hot and humid. plenty of sunshine. there will be a few scattered sclouds. there is a 20% chance for a shower after dark on sunday. rate changes are higher on monday, tuesday, and -- rained chances are higher on monday, tuesday, and wednesday.
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>> everybody is talking about this. a problem that is bugging a lot of people. >> local exterminators are taking hundreds of calls a day for people asking how to get rid of it stink bugs. >> there was an influx of stink bugs a few days ago. >> it was horrible. they hit you in the face. >> the garage, the windows, even inside the house. an exterminator spent hours spring. but today she's vacuuming them up hours later. >> they smelled terrible. they keep coming back. >> stink bugs are native to asia. they made a large appearance of a last couple of years. they prefer warmer days and cooler nights. right now they are looking for
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places to hide out for the winter. >> they hibernate up underneath the recesses of the house, under roof shingles, soffits the cracked the odor is what attracts them back to the same place each year. >> it does tend to get worse and worse each year. >> you should seal windows and cracks, any work the bugs cannot get in. >> applications of the best thing right now. the industry is looking for some type of control measure to be more successful. >> it was an infestation. i was at war with the stink bugs. >> did not expect them to just disappear. >> i do not expect it to get better anytime soon. >> they can be aggressive. i was attacked yesterday by a stink bug. it attacked me. >> it is about the same size as
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you. >> there is no real cure for the stink bug. they should start to reduce their numbers after the first frost. they will come back in the spring. >> once they come in, they cannot reproduce inside. that is one good consolation. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. there is much more ahead. >> including a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. tax on everything you buy?
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of katy perry's controversial appearance on "sesame street?" keep e-mailing those responses to watercooler@wbaltv.com. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> good morning, everybody. home sweet home for the ravens. the december 23 of last year.
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how can you forget? the first day after the big blizzard. the ravens play the bears. it was the last time the ravens played a home game that counted. they play the browns on sunday. it is a game at the ravens need to protect the ball. emphasis on joe flacco and the offense. cut down on the turnovers. seven already this year. this intersection against the bengals. offensive coordinator knows that it has to change. >> be turned the ball over seven times, that is seven opportunities that are gone. you cannot score. it is my job to put us in a position where we do not turn the ball over. we cannot turn the football over. look out there and see how our defense is playing. our guys know that. they know this.
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>> the ravens are favored in this game. the kickoff is on sunday at 1:00 p.m. it has been a trying time for sergio kindle. signed a contract. he fell down the steps at his house in texas and fractured his skull. he will not play this year. he will sign the contract later today and he will meet the media for the first time. yankees and tampa. purple friday all over town. i am a colorblind. >> i have lavender on. >> we like your purple tie, as well. [laughter] how do you know? you are color blind. >> do not confuse them. >> you hurt my feelings.
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>> here is a look ahead. >> i love you, man. >> we will have the latest on the trial of ken harris. >> a list of the richest americans. find out if stan is still on top piqua congress comes down on cold cellars. >> there is some fog out there. temperatures and the humidity is going up. >> i am not on that list at all. i never will be. now looking too bad for your friday boarding commute. there are a few incidents in carroll county.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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>> a family says their son was bullied. they have filed a lawsuit against the school district. >> the senate punts a vote on tax cuts. what happens down? >> it pop singer takes her at 2 "sesame street" and finds out '
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